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Tuna and Coconut Rice Empanadas

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Tuna and Coconut Rice Empanadas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

Empanadas are definitely a people pleaser. They’re versatile and you can use many different fillings and you can even prepare them in advance to save time. They’re a hit at any celebration or a great after-school snack. This recipe is simple and a delicious option for lunch or a quick dinner. Everyone at home loved these tuna and coconut rice empanadas. They were a success! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

For the empanadas:

2
tablespoons butter
1
cup carrot, grated
1/2
cup white onion, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
3
cans (5 oz each) tuna
1/2
tablespoon lemon juice
10
empanada lids
1
egg, beaten

For the coconut rice:

1
cup rice
2
cups coconut milk
1
cup butter
Salt, to taste

Directions

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  • 1
    For the empanadas: Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2
    In a sauce pan, place the butter, carrot and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium-heat for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  • 3
    Turn off the heat and add the tuna and lemon juice, and mix well.
  • 4
    In each empanada lid, place 1 tablespoon of the tuna preparation. Close the edges with a fork or your hand.
  • 5
    Put the empanadas on a baking tray and brush them with the beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • 6
    For the coconut rice: Put the rice, coconut milk, butter and salt in a medium pot. Cook on high heat until it begins to dry up. Cover and continue cooking on low until the rice is ready.
  • 7
    Serve and enjoy.
 

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More About This Recipe

  • Empanadas are definitely a people pleaser. They’re versatile and you can use many different fillings and you can even prepare them in advance to save time. They’re a hit at any celebration or a great after-school snack. This recipe is simple and a delicious option for lunch or a quick dinner. Everyone at home loved these tuna and coconut rice empanadas. They were a success!

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